Bringing scalable IoT projects to Telos
After extensive testing, we are confident that Telos blockchain can deliver with real-time needs of IoT projects
In this article we will tell you about the recent collaboration between The Teloscope and SVMAC, an engineering SME that makes and sell a multi-purpose autonomous vehicle for agriculture and forestry labours. External tools can be mounted on this unmanned vehicle so it can perform different kind of tasks.
CTIC, our parent company, had previously collaborated with SVMAC, as this SME always seeks to integrate state-of-the-art technologies in their product. Past projects gave the vehicle the ability to auto-generate its optimal GPS itinerary and the image recognition of the leaves of plants for pesticide applications.
With funds awarded to the SME by the Blockpool initiative, The Teloscope have created for their autonomous vehicle a system for securely storing and reviewing its usage history. This way, the company can very easily supervise the operations of its fleet of robots. A single glance at the application, named ‘Teleblock’, reveals the different operations of the vehicle, and the user can immediately see any existing alert. The history also shows any repairing works that have been carried out on the vehicle.
You can select an operation and explore it to see all the details. Alerts will appear in a table alongside their type and timestamp. And you can select any of the available measurements to evaluate the usage of the vehicle. For example, after noticing an alert of excess of speed you can check in the graph if the probable cause was a vehicle misuse. Measurements have an interval of a few seconds, ensuring that all of the relevant information gets recorded.
The vehicle’s on-board computer records the data for Teleblock application on the Telos public blockchain. The process is as follows: the on-board computer gets the real-time data from the CAN bus connection and stores it temporarily on an internal data base. Then once the vehicle can connect to a Wi-Fi network begins the processing and selection all of the relevant measurements from the internal data base to register them onto the Telos blockchain.
This architecture solves the obvious fact that the vehicle doesn't have an internet connection during its operation. But also helps with the processing of the data from the CAN bus, as it is done when the computer is ready to upload the information rather than live. This is very beneficial, as it would be risky to process the data while the CAN bus is capturing the measurements.
We recently finished the development of this stunning project, and successfully tested our solution with a real autonomous vehicle, to ensure that all of the communication systems work in conjunction. We are very pleased with the results, as we did not faced any significant hiccups during the implementation of the system. The final result is very agile and feels like a traditional control panel. This is due to both the capability of Telos technology and our expertise in fine-tuning the infrastructure to ensure professional performance.
The future of this technology combination looks promising as there are many application areas were it could shine. Autonomous vehicles are a great example of it, as it is very beneficial to have a history of its usage. But this idea is also revolutionary for other fields: vehicle sharing, deliveries and logistics, smart grids and electric vehicle recharges, etc. All of this fields would hugely benefit from having a reliable record of measurements, something that currently seems possible thanks to the capabilities of Telos blockchain.
This article has been produced by members of The Teloscope team. You can also check previous articles from The Teloscope.
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